Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert airs tonight on NBC, and we have your first look inside yesterday's dress rehearsal! Check out images of the cast, featuring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Norm Lewis, and more, below!

Jesus Christ Superstar Live is set to air tonight, Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. As BWW previously reported, Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy Award winner John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ, rock legend Alice Cooper has been cast as the flamboyant King Herod and acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and Broadway star Sara Bareilles has been cast as Mary Magdalene. The cast also features Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas, and Jason Tam as Peter.

This NBC event will be a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webberand lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. The 1971 musical opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway and starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus and Ben Vereen.as Judas. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Vereen. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer.

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Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
John Legend as Jesus

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
John Legend as Jesus, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Alice Cooper as Herod Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Norm Lewis as Caiaphas

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Jason Tam as Peter, John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
John Legend as Jesus

Photo Flash: Inside Dress Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and More
Jason Tam as Peter, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene



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